When necessary, high-quality tooth-colored restorations can be placed to restore a defect from decay or other damage.
We go to great lengths to ascertain the correct diagnosis to provide the appropriate treatment for your specific needs. We are happy to explain our findings so that you understand what is being recommended and why.
Where your tooth has been damaged because of dental decay a restoration (filling) is often the best treatment. Our in-house hygienists can help you establish an ongoing program to maintain optimal oral health.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth generally cause problems when they only partially erupt through the gum or when they position themselves improperly.
The most common reasons for removing them include:
Bacteria and food particles often collect around an impacted wisdom tooth, causing it, or the next tooth to decay. It is tough to remove such decay and infection, and pain will usually result.
Pressure causing pain
Pain may also be caused by the pressure of the erupting wisdom tooth against neighboring teeth. In some cases, this pressure may cause damage to these teeth.
Formation of a cyst
A cyst (infected fluid-filled pockets) can develop from the soft tissue around an impacted wisdom tooth. Cysts cause bone destruction, jaw expansion, and damage or displacement of nearby teeth. The removal of the tooth and cyst is necessary to prevent further bone loss. In rare situations, tumors may develop within these cysts or the jaw may fracture spontaneously if the cyst grows very large.
Unerupted but yet to have caused symptoms
Incompletely erupted wisdom teeth commonly lead to problems if left untreated. This is particularly true of the lower wisdom teeth. Such problems may occur suddenly, and often at the most inconvenient times.